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Man rescued after going over dam in Iowa City

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

The Iowa City Fire Department rescued a man this morning after he went over a dam.

It happened around 5:30 a.m. on the west side of the Iowa River near the University of Iowa Hydraulics Lab.

Firefighters say a 52-year-old man ended up on a pile of logs that you could only reach by water.

They say he was conscious when crews rescued him by using a basket from a ladder truck to lift him out.

The man was then taken to the hospital.

Firefighters say they were very happy with how the rescue went, saying that when people go over the dam, most don't live to talk about it.

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